Features

Whole Wheat Bread

Enjoy a fresh, crusty loaf of bread alongside your favorite meal.

09/07/2011
Online Jewish Week Columnist

Making your own bread can seem like a daunting task. And when bakeries seem to do it so well, it hardly seems worth the effort.

But let me tell you - it's really not that hard, and it is so worth the effort. Your friends and family will be impressed by your skills before they even cut in to a warm, fresh loaf of whole wheat bread. After that, well, expect some marriage proposals or professions of eternal love.

Whole wheat bread. Photo by Amy Spiro

From Brooklyn To The Borscht Belt

09/06/2011
Staff Writer

What a way to spend a summer day.

For the second year in a row, more than six-dozen runners made the traditional trek from Brooklyn to the Catskills in a nontraditional way — on foot.

Photo By Hillel Engel

Master Builder Of 9/11 On Memory, Hope

09/06/2011
Staff Writer
Story Includes Video: 
0

In 2003, Daniel Libeskind won the design competition for the entire World Trade Center memorial site. He was not well known until then, having only built one major building: the Jewish Museum in Berlin. Many of his original designs for specific buildings on the 9/11memorial site have been altered by other architects chosen to build the specific buildings. But Libeskind, 65, remains the master planner of the site. The Jewish Week caught up with him last week.

Daniel Libeskind: His life changed when he visited the Ground Zero site. Michael Klinkhamer Photography

9/11 And The Kindness Of Strangers

09/06/2011
Israel Correspondent

On Sept. 11, as I watched a plane hit the World Trade Center’s South Tower, my first thoughts were for my loved ones, who live and work in New York, and for the people stuck in the buildings.

Stunned by the extent of the tragedy, only later did I call my travel agent to see whether the flight my husband and I were scheduled to fly on two days later had been cancelled.

Michele Chabin

The Past Is Present

09/06/2011
Travel Writer

Every year for the past decade, the entire continent of Europe has spent the first post-vacation weekend in September celebrating 2,000 years of Jewish culture, from its most ancient aspects to its modern incarnations. There are bagels in Brussels, lectures in Lyon, concerts in Krakow, screenings in Sofia.

It’s the European Day of Jewish Culture: a grassroots, pan-cultural and pan-religious event whose aim is to recover and delve deeper into the richness of the continent’s Jewish heritage.

The continent-wide Days of Jewish Culture open Europe’s Jewish past to Jews and non-Jews.

Postmortem Egg-Freezing And Halacha

09/02/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist
Q - A few weeks ago an Israeli court is believed to have made history by being the first to allow parents to extract and freeze the ovarian eggs of their recently deceased daughter.  I know that's been done with a man's sperm, but this seems to cross an ethical red line, doesn't it?
 
Rabbi Joshua Hammerman

A Ride On Jerusalem's New Light-Rail Transit System

Join photographer Jacob Richman on a twilight journey from the Machane Yehudah shopping center through the center of Jerusalem on the city's brand new electric-powered light railroad.

A Ride On Jerusalem's New Light-Rail Transit System

Join photographer Jacob Richman on a twilight journey from the Machane Yehudah shopping center through the center of Jerusalem on the city's brand new electric-powered light railroad.

A Ride On Jerusalem's New Light-Rail Transit System

Join photographer Jacob Richman on a twilight journey from the Machane Yehudah shopping center through the center of Jerusalem on the city's brand new electric-powered light railroad.

A Chassidic Approach to Spiritual Materialism And Ethical Consumption

09/02/2011
Jewish Week Online Columnist

One of the primary areas in daily life where I strive for piety is in my eating choices. Jewish tradition is rich with wisdom pertinent to our greatest moral problems related to food consumption today: hunger, just labor practices, treatment of animals, fair trade, environmental impact, and access to healthy food options. I have become more interested in exploring the degree to which the lifestyles advised in Chassidic thought can assist the moral life choices of one seeking to eat and consume more justly.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
Syndicate content